Vice-Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in the PhD Thesis

Published: Monday 13th October 2014

The Office of the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research) is delighted to announce that Dr Peter McGregor and Dr Nigel Lee have been awarded the 2013 Vice-Chancellor's Award for Excellence in the PhD Thesis.

Dr McGregor's thesis is entitled Heart to Heart: The Spiritual Christology of Joseph Ratzinger and was awarded Summa Cum Laude by both of his examiners.

Dr Lee's thesis is entitled Comparison of a Single Versus a Four Intradermal Sterile Water Injection Technique for the Relief of Lower Back Pain for Women in Labour: A Mixed Methods Study.

Professor Patrick Heaven said that the awards are given to only the most outstanding of ACU's higher degree research graduates.

"It is a fitting acknowledgement of Dr McGregor's and Dr Lee's exemplary work and their outstanding contribution to research in their respective fields of Theology and Philosophy, and Heath Sciences." Said Professor Heaven. 

The Awards were presented at the recent graduation ceremony in Sydney.